Do certain foods make your Bully phlegmy ?

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Hi everyone, we have just recently changed Dudley to raw food to hopefully help with what the vet thinks is probably arthritis in Dudleys hips.

We first started him on a “home cooked 100% fish” diet which he was on for three weeks but his energy level was at an all time low to the point of depression and he become increasingly phlegmy to the point where you could hear it rumble even when he was breathing.

We took him back to the vet who thought it was a upper nasal infection and prescribed antibiotics, that had no effect so we thought it must be his food.

We put him back on his old food and the phlegm went back to normal lvls within two days!

This past week we have put him on Paleo ridge Raw pork and apple but after 3 days of this he seems very phlegmy again!

So has anyone encountered anything like this with certain food triggers or while changing to raw?

Thanks
Simon
 

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Sorry, I wish I could help but maybe it is a case of if it ain't broke don't fix it. Perhaps you could do a mix of regular food and raw and see what happens.
 

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Paleo Ridge is one of the best raw out there. Odd...

How old is Dudley, any airborne allergies, nasal infections as that will cause a thick mucus to go from one/both nostrils. Like a discharge.
 
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Thanks for the suggestions, the reasonwe are changing to raw is because of mild skin issues and some paw licking.

He is currently on very cheap Food (not by choice) but it was the only one that didnt go straight through him after he had his kidney stone op.

We have eliminated all the allergens from the house that we can, air fresheners, washing powders, furniture polish have all been changed to natural products. All that made a massive help with his ears and ski but none of that caused phlegm.

His phlegm definitely became much worse after changing to fish, so much so that we changed him again after 3weeks to his current Pork raw which is a definite improvement to the fish but he is still more phlegmy than his has been for the past year on his cheap food.

Thanks again
Simon.
 
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Thanks for the link! :)
 

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Thanks for the link! :)

It could be from outside too... grass, trees, weeds. I've had great luck with duck, rabbit and turkey for my guys
 
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It’s definitely his food, it got a lot worse when we changed and better when he went back on his old food.

We will havs to see how he goes on his newest food which is duck! :)
 

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It’s definitely his food, it got a lot worse when we changed and better when he went back on his old food.

We will havs to see how he goes on his newest food which is duck! :)
How is it going? I seem to be having the same issue since changing my dogs diet, lots of phlegm and drool compared to before.
 

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He is 3 years old and he eats Acana adult dog food.
Forgot to ask you what he was eating before.

Acana is a high quality kibble. Which bag are you feeding him? Might be a single ingredient that doesn’t agree with him. That being said, the food might not cause his phlegm. Example inflammation in the throat can cause phlegm, acid reflux, blockage and bloat…..

Have you had him check by your vet?
 

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Forgot to ask you what he was eating before.

Acana is a high quality kibble. Which bag are you feeding him? Might be a single ingredient that doesn’t agree with him. That being said, the food might not cause his phlegm. Example inflammation in the throat can cause phlegm, acid reflux, blockage and bloat…..

Have you had him check by your vet?
He is eating the Acana adult chicken. He was eating First Mate grain friendly duck and oat before. He has been checked by the vet and all is good there.
 

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He is eating the Acana adult chicken. He was eating First Mate grain friendly duck and oat before. He has been checked by the vet and all is good there.
First Mate grain has oats n brown rice. This is my opinion only, I don’t believe any dog or cat should be eating any oats or rice. They’re meant to eat meat, organs etc…

Have you tried the single bag protein Acana makes? It’s easier to monitor n eliminate ingredients. There’s also Zignature and Fromm that makes single protein bags.
 

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